Meet Gooroo’s Notable Investors and Partners

Gooroo is incredibly happy and fortunate to be backed by experienced and influential investors. Additionally, these supporters and institutions have helped Gooroo continue to pursue its vision to reimagine learning by providing accessible and honest education for all students. Without delay, we’re excited to introduce to you our investors.

Institution Partners

Angel Ventures

Founded in 2008, AV is one of the most active and influential Mexican VC firms in Latin America. The Firm invests in early-stage to early-growth companies by becoming a leading Series Seed and Series A investor in startups that drive innovative business models tailored for the Latin American market.

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Michelson Runway

Gooroo is proud to be a part of the Michelson Runway EdTech Accelerator program, which is the world’s first accelerator that focuses on supporting innovations in higher education and career training.

Steel Partners Holdings

Steel Partners Holdings, founded by Warren G. Lichtenstein, is a diversified global holding company with a combined revenue that is in excess of $1.6B.

The Living Fund

Robert Frankfurt founded Living Fund (previously Myca Partners, Inc.) in order to invest in small-cap US-public and private companies.

One Thousand Angels

1000 Angels is an investor network led by Eric Duignan (who is also a proud Gooroo parent). It has reinvented the traditional venture model and uses technology to connect high-quality founders with high-quality investors.

Morningside Venture Partners

Morningside Venture Partners is a New York City-based collective of leading investment professionals and business builders.

Individual Partners

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Alex Mashinsky

Alex is the CEO and Founder of Celsius Network. He is a 7X founder who has accomplished over $3B in exits. He is also the inventor of VOIP, which enables over 1B people to use free voice over the internet.

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Kyung Han

Kyung is a co-founder of MIT OpenCourseware. He is also the co-founder of EmPower Research LLC and serves as its Managing Partner.

Rafael Espinoza

Rafael is the CEO and Founder of Universal Student Exchange (USE) which sends over 3,000 students each year to the United States to work in entry-level positions.

Allan Vetter

Allan is the founder and CEO of Transcapital, a financial broker that provides solutions to small & medium contractors in the Peruvian construction sector.

James J. Lee

James is a Managing Director at Rockefeller Capital Management. He previously was a Director at Stifel Financial Corp.

Andrew Rosen

Andrew is the Managing Director at The Solomon Organization, LLC, a multi-family owner, and operator with over 17,000 apartments that house approximately 50,000 people. He’s also a proud Gooroo parent!

investor Samuel Kestenbaum

Samuel Kestenbaum

Samuel is the CEO of That’s How We Roll, a manufacturer and producer of simplified, better-for-you brands, including ParmCrisps, Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins, and PartyTizer’s Dippin Chips.

investor Leland Lim

Leland Lim

Leland is the Chief Investment Officer at Preta Holdings. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Guard Capital, and before that was a Partner and the Co-Head of Asia Pacific Macro Trading at Goldman Sachs.

investor Nic Di Iorio

Nic Di Iorio

Nic is the Founder of NeoDev Technologies, a group focused on technology strategy, organizational development, product definition and execution. Previously, he was the CTO of XO Group Inc. (formerly The Knot Inc.) and the Co-Founder and CEO of City24/7 LLC.

investor Stratford Dennis

Stratford Dennis

Stratford is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Equity Derivative. He is also a Board Member at Avon Old Farms Schools and a proud Gooroo user!

investor Diane Kim

Diane Kim

Diane is the Global President of Space Brands Limited (Manzanita Capital). She is the previous Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Estée Lauder Companies. She is also a proud Gooroo parent!

investor Alfonso Barros

Alfonso Barros

Alfonso Barros is the Head of International Wealth Management at UBS.

investor and managing partner Jonathan C. Kim

Jonathan C. Kim

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Partner at Redbadge Pacific. Redbadge Pacific is the Asia-Pacific arm of Redbadge, the U.S.-based family office of Robert L. Burch. He was previously the Founding Principal of Miya Capital.

investor and managing partner James Lee

James Lee

James is the Founder and Managing Partner of Parcrest Advisors. Parcrest Advisors is a rapidly growing investment bank focused on providing best-in-class strategic and M&A advisory services.

About the Author

Scott Lee

Scott Lee

Scott Lee is the CEO and founder of Gooroo, a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers math, English, ESL, Spanish tutoring, and more.